Thousands of people across the country will unite forces this Sunday (April 26th), as a show support for a number of UK charities by tackling a ‘2.6 Challenge’ – and Saints Foundation is encouraging fans to get involved too.
In response to the postponement of this year’s London Marathon - the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event - the UK’s mass participation event industry has come together to create the '2.6 Challenge'; a nationwide fundraising campaign to support UK charities at this difficult time.
This is a challenge for any age and all abilities. All you need to do is think of an activity that you can do in your own home, garden or on your balcony that suits your skills and is based around the numbers 26 or 2.6.
Club Ambassador, Franny Benali, is one of many inspiring fundraisers taking part. The former Saints full-back is taking the challenge to an extreme by running a full 26.2-mile marathon in his own back garden, which equates to 717 laps.
If you'd like to support Franny's 2.6 Challenge, you can do so by clicking here.
You can also monitor Franny's progress this Sunday by following @SFC_Foundation, @FrannyBenali, or @SouthamptonFC on Twitter.
If you would like to take part in your own 2.6 Challenge, follow these simple steps:
• Think up your challenge or get some inspiration by clicking here
• Either create your own fundraising page here, and encourage friends and family to support you, or make a donation here
• Complete your challenge and share it with us
Your challenge needs to be completed on or from Sunday 26th April onwards. There are no rules, apart from Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.
Use #TwoPointSixChallenge when sharing on socials, or email your efforts to [email protected].